A Current Lip Liner Obsession

As I mention on here quite frequently I’m obsessed with all sorts of lip products, so lip liners sure aren’t an exception. I like to mix up my lip products all the time but there’s one I’ve rediscovered and have been wearing constantly ever since and that is my Maybelline Super Stay Lip Liner.

The shade that I’ve been wearing so much is the number 41 Rosewood. I can’t tell you why but I’m really liking that name. So the packaging obviously isn’t the best as this is quite cheap lip liner but it is pretty decent after all. I’m a bit annoyed that you have to twist the bottom half of the liner in order for the product to come out because it sometimes doesn’t work too well but then again you don’t have to sharpen it, so that’s a plus.

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At first I never liked how thin the liner was because it takes quite a while to fill in your entire lips but it really lets you be incredibly precise when lining your lips, which I grew to like a lot! So onto the actual color. I’d say Rosewood is a nice dusty rose shade, which is almost like a your lips but better kind of shade. I’m not the best at describing colors but this is one of the prettiest nude shades I own, to be honest, which is probably why I’ve been wearing it so much lately. It’s a complete matte finish and it really gives your lips a much fuller look but still keeps them natural looking.  One thing I dislike a little is that it can be a bit drying but if you prime your lips properly you should be fine.

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This has been one of my go to lip liners recently as it’s the perfect every day color and it lasts really long, so I thought I’d share it on here.

Have a lovely Sunday,

Sophie

Nude Perfection For Lazy Lip Days

If your a lip product addict I’m sure you’re familiar with those days when you really want to wear a lipstick or something but you just can’t be bothered with the effort. Even if you’re not a lip product addict, you probably know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you just don’t feel like prepping your lips with balm and then carefully line them with a lipliner, then apply your lipstick and maybe if you’re into gloss you might even top it all off with a lip gloss! Sometimes you just want to apply something real quick and be done without having to worry about your lipstick emphasising dry patches or staining or you name it.

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While I’m definitely a lover of a bold lip I like to keep it natural a lot as well. Especially on days when I’m not doing much besides maybe attending a lecture or something I’m really into nudes. Now I’ve found the perfect product for my lazy lip days: The Maybelliner Color Drama  in Nude Perfection.

I think the name is pretty  much on point and says it all. The shade is more of a darker nude but I definitely prefer those to the lighter ones as they go better with my complexion, so for me this is definitely a perfect shade of nude. The best thing though is that this is so super easy to apply. It literally takes a few seconds to apply and it’s so long lasting. Plus it feels so nice and moisturizing on the lips! When it comes to lip liners and matte lipstick I’m always a bit worried that they are too drying but this one is not drying at all which is a big plus.

All in all I’m just really loving this product at the moment as it ticks off all the boxes. It’s long lasting, non drying, matte gorgeous nude shade and it’s just perfect for those lazy days when I can’t be bothered with all the other stuff.

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So have you tried one of the color dramas yet? What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

Pink Beauty – A Fall Favorite

Quite a lot of my recent post are revolving around fall but fall is officially here and one of my favorite seasons. Now some people like to change up their make up depending on what season it is and I’m definitely one of them. While I love bright pinks in the summer I tend to store them away once the days get shorter and the nights get darker. During fall and winter I totally love a darker lip. One of my favorite shades especially in fall is a darker pink berry kind of shade. Hence I thought I’d share one of my favorite lipsticks for fall with you guy. And guess what? It’s really affordable as well.

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The lipstick I’m talking about today is the Maybelline ColorSensational in 190 Atomic Pink. I’m quite the fan to the colorsensationals in general as I’m in love with their formulae. They aren’t exactly matte but not too glossy either and they feel super moisturizing on the lips. I know I get really dry lips once it gets colder, so I think it’s nice to have a lipstick that moisturises as well. As much as I love my Mac matte lipsticks they sometimes require too much effort. At times you just want to smack on a bit of color without having to worry that your lips are turning into a total mess because you didn’t moisturise them enough. With this lipstick you’re definitely on the safe side because it doesn’t stick to any dry patches.

But now let’s talk about the actual color of this lipstick. How gorgeous is this dark pink shade? I think it’s beautiful. In my opinion it’s the perfect berry shade, which makes it the perfect lipstick for fall because I love berry shades during fall. I don’t know what it is about that color but I think it’s so fitting for fall. I adore dark red lips as well but I tend to wear those more towards November or the winter months (with a few exceptions here and then) Here’s a little swatch for you guys.

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And this is how it looks on the lips.

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If you’re looking for a nice berry shade for fall I can only recommend this one. The shade is beautiful, it’s fairly long lasting, affordable and I think it’s a shade that would suit a lot of people.

What are your favorite fall lipstick shades?

Thanks for reading!

XX

Sophie

A Lip Combo I’ve been Loving

It’s Monday! Most people I know dread Mondays including me. It’s just hard to go back to the serious life after a fun and relaxing weekend. Even though I’m still at home for another week to recover from my hospital incident I definitely feel along with those who have to go back to work, uni or school.

Since it’s Monday I thought I’d share one of my tips with you to be motivated and to get through Monday. One thing that always helps me is to doll myself up a little and here’s a pretty lip combo I’ve been loving lately, that is just perfect for every day.

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These are the two products I’ve loved mixing lately. First I apply one of my favorite nude lipsticks: the Maybelline Color Sensational 725 in Tantalizing Taupe. If you ever get one nude lipstick from the drugstore this is the one I would recommend. The shade is just perfect, it’s so creamy and moisturizing, which makes it a dream to apply and it lasts a fair share of time.

Next I apply a bit of my Mac Dreamy lipgloss. I’m usually not too much into lip glosses but this one is an absolute dream. It’s a gorgeous super light pink gloss, that gives your lips a pretty shimmer without being too pink. Plus it’s not sticky and let’s be real sticky glosses are the worst. I hate when my hair gets caught up in those. Luckily this gloss is super moisturising as well and not sticky at all.

What I like about this combo is that the lipstick adds volume to my lips while the gloss gives them a natural shimmer. It’s the perfect combo for every day whether for work, school or uni.

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Hope you like this!

Thanks for reading!

XX

Sophie

Maybelline Matte Maker Powder Review

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It’s pretty safe to say that powder is an absolute essential in every girl’s make up collection whether is compressed powder, mineral powder or God knows what. Powder is what helps us to hide oily skin, cover imperfections and achieve a flawless and evenly skin. So far my go to powder has been the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder. I tried it once and stuck with it because I absolutely loved it.

Clumsy me dropped the powder and now it is completely shattered and broken up into a bunch of tiny little pieces and I can no longer use it. Of course I freaked out and immediately went to the nearest drug store to get a new one. Unlucky as I am they were sold out in my usual shade. Oh joy. Now I was a little desperate and started browsing through the shelves for something else. As a beauty blogger I should probably always have a back up but I have to admit when it comes to foundation and powder I tend to always stick with what I like instead of switching things up too much. Hence I’ve only ever really used either my Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Powder or my Rimmel powder. Yes, I have tried other drugstore powders but most of them didn’t work that well for me.

Okay long story but let’s get on. I spotted the Maybelline Matte Maker Powder and figured since it’s supposed to give you a matte finish just like the Rimmel London one I might as well try that. At first I was a bit sceptical because I had tried the Maybelline Pure Powder before and let me tell you I didn’t like it at all.

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Still I thought hey why not give it a shot and I was in for a positive surprise. The powder itself comes in a rather cheap packaging but since the price itself is just 4.95 (!) you can’t really complain. Now on to the actual product. For me it’s really important for a powder to reduce any shine and give my face a matte finish without looking chalky or caky. The Maybelline Matte Powder does exactly this. I applied it in the morning and it kept my skin looking good all day long. I personally don’t suffer too much from oily skin, so I can’t tell you how it works on oily skin but if you have regular skin this is definitely worth checking out.

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I love its texture as it is quite creamy and really easy to apply. It spreads evenly and doesn’t make you look orange or muddy. I got my powder in the shade 20 Nude Beige. It is currently available in 4 shades, which isn’t really much. I’m pretty pale but Nude Beige was a perfect fit for me.

Over all I have to admit I was really surprised by how much I liked this powder. For me it worked really well. In fact it was just as good as the Rimmel one and I think I will repurchase this after I’ve used it up. The Rimmel Powder is with 10€ twice as much as the Maybelline, so why pay more when you can get a cheaper product that is just as good, right?

Have you ever tried this powder? What did you think of it?

– Sophie

Pretty In Pink

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Hey lovelies! Though I usually prefer a more nude look I do like to add some color and sport a bright lip during the day every once in a while. Today I want to show you my how to rock that bright pink lipstick during the day. With Valentine’s day coming up I thought this would also be a cute look if you like to keep it on the low make-up wise. The lipstick I’m using in this tutorial is one of my favourites because it is a pretty bright color but not too strongly pigmented and very glossy, which is why I think it’s a good lipstick for an everyday look.

1. Start of with foundation.                                         2. Apply light pink pigments on your eyelids.

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3.  Apply light eyeshadow along your brow bone for highlighting.

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4. Apply a taupe eyeshadow along your eyelid fold, outer V and the waterline to bring definition to your eye.

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5. Time for mascara! I’m using the Big Eyes mascara by Maybelline. I like to use this one because it has one brush for the upper lashes and one for the lower lashes.

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6. Apply a light pink blush.                                          7. Finish of the look with your favorite pink lipstick

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All done!

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Products used:

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin foundation in Cameo

Mac Minerlizing Powder in light

Big Eyes mascara by Maybelline

Blush in Dame by Mac

Maybelline eyeshadow pallette Vivid Plums

Pink eyeshadow pigments by Mac

Pinkadilly Circus Lipstick by Catrice Cosmetics

Hope you like this look! Happy Friday! XX

Super Stay Better Skin Foundation by Maybelline Review

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As mentioned in one of my blog posts last week, I’ve bought the Super Stay Better Skin foundation due to its advertisement and because I’ve been looking for a new cheaper foundation. My skin is really light, which sometimes makes it pretty difficult to find a good drugstore foundation for me. Most of them just make my skin look orange and I definitely don’t want that. When I saw the commercials for this foundation I decided to just give it a go and try it because I’ve been loving a lot of Mayblline’s products lately.

Now for me, personally, a good foundation needs to fulfil 3 criteria:

1. Create an even teint.

2. Cover up any imperfections.

3. Last all day.

The Super Stay Better Skin foundation promises that it does not only provide your skin with a good coverage, that will make your skin look healthy and flawless while lasting up to 13 hours. No, it also claims that it will perfect your skin within three weeks of usage.  I’m not too sure whether it will actually improve your skin although it does contain a few skin care ingredients such as Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B and Zinc.

I’ve been trying it out for about a week now and I can say that I definitely like it. The texture is not too runny, which makes it easy to apply the foundation evenly on my skin. Due to a hydration formula it also makes my skin feel really refreshed and soft. Almost as if I’d just applied moisturiser. It covers up my skin really well although I have to say, that I already have pretty clear skin so I don’t know how the coverage is for someone with a lot of imperfections. I also love that it feels so light on my skin. Some foundations feel so heavy and make my skin itchy and red because I have rather sensitive skin but this foundation does not do that at all. I wouldn’t say that it lasts 13 hours but definitely around 10, which is enough for me because I usually don’t wear make up for more than 13 hours straight anyway.

I would definitely recommend this product if you’re looking for a cheap alternative for your everyday foundation. For me it does the job because it fulfils all of my criterias. It covers up my imperfections, creates an even look on my skin and it lasts really long. Apart from that it feels very good on my skin. I don’t know how this product works if you have really oily or really dry skin. Everyone’s skin is different but for me it totally does the job.

So again if you have normal skin that is not too oily or too dry and you’re looking for a rather cheap foundation for everyday usage this is the one.

Have a lovely day! X

Another Random Beauty Haul

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Hey there my fellow make-up lovers. Anyone seen the commercial for Maybelline’s new Super Stay Better Skin foundation? I have like a million times, so today I finally bought it. Of course once I was in the store I couldn’t just buy one thing and spend a little more than intended.

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This is it. Maybelline new Super Stay Better Skin foundation. Supposedly it gives you a flawless teint, that lasts all day. I know a lot of foundations promise this but what’s different about this one is, that apparently it also improves your skin within 3 weeks. That got me curious, so I’m gonna give it a try in the next few days and let you guys know what I think.

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Today I also found out that Maybelline has a new nude lipstick collection and since I love the nude look for my everyday make up I couldn’t help myself. I just had to get one. This is nr. 725 Tantalizing Taupe. I like this color because it’s not too light and not too dark. It’s got a rich texture and also adds a little shimmer to your lips. I think it’s one of my new fave lipsticks.

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I’m also a fan of the Maybelline Eyestudio eyeshadow palettes. The colors go together so perfectly and I really needed a new one for my everyday make up, so I decided to go with this one, because I love these earthly tones. It’s the nr. 2 Vivids Plum. I also love the size of these because they fit into every purse, so you can always carry them with you in case you need a touch up.

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The Big Eyes mascara and the Master Precise liquid eyeliner are re-purchases. I’ve bought them a while ago and I really liked them.Especially the eyeliner. I’m pretty sure this is my third already. It basically looks like a felt-tip and using it is as easy as drawing a line with a felt-tip. So it’s definitely a recommendation for all the girls that have problems with drawing the perfect line. I usually don’t run into trouble with drawing a line with my eyeliner because of years of practice but this one is great when I’m in a hurry and really have to rush.

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Last but not least I also purchased this adorable little mini hairspray. I have to admit I use A LOT of hairspray. It’s probably one of my most used beauty products, so now I can always carry one with me because it’s so tiny. I’m in love it.

That was it for today. Have a lovely day folks!:)

Random Beauty Haul

Sadly tomorrow is my last day of Christmas break, which means it’s back to Holland. Unfortunately for my this doesn’t just mean back to college and classes. No it actually mean lots and lots and lots of stress because some idiot at my University decided to schedule exam week right after Christmas break. For me that means that I’ll be taking 7 finals until the 15th of january. And if that wasn’t enough I also have 3 papers due. Awesome, right?

Since I’ll be leaving tomorrow my mom and I went to do some grocery shopping. Of course I had to stop in the beauty section and of course I had to buy something.

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This is what I got. 2 baby lips lip balms by Maybelline and a new hairbrush.

I’ve heard a lot about the baby lips lip balms by Maybelling. Many of my friends love them so I decided to give them a try. I went for the colors Peach Kiss and Cherry Me.

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I think they have a cute look to them and I definitely know why my friends love them so much. They give you exactly what they advertise for: a lip balm with a hint of color. I know that I’m gonna take these everywhere I go from now on. Especially the Peach Kiss one.

I also wanted to get a little brush for my purse that I could easily take with me so I stumbled across this awesome hairbrush. It’s called Tangle Teezer. With its cool design it fits perfectly into the balm of your hand. It’s small. It’s practical. It untangles your hair without causing you pain. It’s perfection.

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I’m totally happy with the products I bought today and I can just recommend them to you guys. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

 

 

My Beauty Essentials for Every Day

Happy Saturday everyone!

So as I have mentioned in my last post I’m going on a 6 hour bus ride to London early tomorrow morning. Today I’m all busy with packing, which seems to be taking forever. I suck at packing because basically I want to bring half of my wardrobe but of course that wouldn’t fit into one suitcase and I already know I won’t even wear half of the things I pack but anyway… you need to be prepared for every situation, right?

Apart from clothes, make-up is quite important for me. I  don’t want to look all worn out when arriving in London or anywhere else so I always carry a little make-up bag in my purse wherever I go.

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It contains all of my necessary products for an everyday look. I personally prefer a natural look for my every day make-up. A lot of girls at my University wear really heavy eye make-up and bright red lipsticks to class but I just don’t see why. I think a natural look is much prettier, so I like to use products that emphasise the features of my face that I like best. I don’ t want to cover everything up. On a night out I totally like red lipstick or a more dramatic eye make-up. Just not during the day and especially not in class. That’s just my personal opinion. Anyway….

So here’s a list of my favorite everyday products that I can’t live without:

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Since I prefer a natural look I don’t wear an actual foundation but I use Miracle Skin Perfector by Garnier. I have tried many different BB creams by different brands but this one is by far my favorite. My skin is incredibly pale so most BB creams make me look orange, which is obviously not to color I’m aiming for. One product I can’t leave the house without is my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural by MAC. This mineralizing powder works absolute wonders and makes my skin look flawless and refreshed. I also tend to keep a concealer close by in case I get dark circles because no one wants to look tired.

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I don’t wear eyeshadow every day but if I do I tend to go with shades of beige and brown since they’re earth tones and look more natural. This palette is definitely one of my favorite products I’ve bought so far. It’s no.39 out of the Chanel ‘Les 4 Ombres’ Collection, so I’ve invested quite the amount of money into it but I haven’t regretted it once so far.

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The Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara by Lancome is my absolute favorite mascara. Luckily I was blessed with rather long lashes already so this mascara gives my lashes even more length, definition and volume. I’m in love with it.

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Eyeliner is not a product I use every day though I do use it pretty often. My personal favorite is the Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner by Maybelline New York. 

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The Soft Sensation Lip Butter by Astor is my current favorite lip product. Why? Because it combines all 3 type of lip products. It’s got the texture and color of a lipstick, the shimmer of a gloss and it moisturizes your lips like a lip balm. Plus it comes in many great colors. I currently own 3 but my favorite is this nude color.

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I love how it gives your lips a glossy simmer that almost looks natural and it also keeps them moisturized at the same time. How cool is that?

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Last but no least I always carry bobby pins and a hair tie with me.

With these products in my purse I’m all set to go wherever I please and always look my best (hopefully).

What products can’t you live without?

XX